Bachelor in Ferrous Metallurgy
Chief Executive Officer – Mr. Yonghong Cheng is currently the Head of the African Region of Jinchuan Group.
He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metorex (PTY) Limited (subsidiary of Jinchuan Group). During his 28-year career, Mr. Cheng has served in various positions including working in Jinchuan as the Deputy General Manager of the Smelter of Jinchuan Group, the Deputy General Manager of the Nickel Smelter of Jinchuan Group, the General Manager of the Copper Smelter of Jinchuan Group, and the General Manager of Ruashi Mining Company of Metorex (PTY) Limited. He is a technical professional with extensive operational management experience in nonferrous pyrometallurgy and hydrometallugy.He has worked in the field of nonferrous metals smelting related to Copper, Nickel and Cobalt. He is also well versed in the process and equipment in the fields of Hydro and Pyro Metallurgy. Furthermore, as a Senior Metallurgical Engineer, he has adequate experience in Production, Technique, Safety and Environment Management.
| Weiwu Yin
BA (International Accounting)
Chief Financial Officer – Mr Yin graduated from Central South University of Technology majoring in International Accounting. He joined Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd.in July 1997 and his duties involved Risk Control, Auditing and Financial Management. Mr. Yin has served in various positions including Acting Financial Manager of Nickel Smelter of Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd. and the Financial Manager of Marketing Company of Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd.
|Timothy Paul Williams
BSc (Hons) (Geology), PrSciNat (SACNASP), Fellow (SAIMM)
Mineral Resources Management Executive – Tim is a geologist with 23 years’ experience in exploration, resource estimation and mining geology in gold and base metals throughout West, Central and East Africa. Prior to joining Metorex, Tim worked in various roles for Anglo American, Konkola Copper Mines and TEAL Mining and Exploration. Tim joined Metorex in January 2007 and took responsibility for Group Mineral Resources Management in May 2009, covering exploration, mineral resource and reserve estimation, and compliance with the SAMREC / JORC mineral resource reporting code. Tim is also involved in Business Development for the Metorex Group and identifies and follows up on new mineral project opportunities across Africa. Tim is both a member of the Metorex Executive and Technical Executive Committees.
BA (Law), BA (Hons) (IR), MBA
Human Capital Executive – Carolyn joined Metorex on 1 July 2012 after working as the Human Resources Vice President for Areva Resources Southern Africa, where she was also responsible for communications. Carolyn previously spent 12 years in the BHP Billiton Group, mainly in various HR management functions at a number of mines and business units.
BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering
Metorex Group Metallurgical Manager – Lloyd Bradford joined Metorex in June 2005. Before joining the Metorex group, Lloyd spent 19 years working within the head office, operations and technical departments of Anglovaal Mining. He led feasibility studies, participating in design work and technical consulting to operations within the company.
Doctor of Science
Geological Group Manager – Yulong joined Metorex in May 2012. Prior to assuming this role, Yulong was the Deputy General Manager of the Mineral Resource division of the Jinchuan Group along with being the Director of the Mine Institute of the Jinchuan Group, which he joined in 2004. Yulong has extensive knowledge of the Jinchuan operations and has published 15 papers, achieving three treatises and seven provincial awards.